© JOE SCHMELZER
Finalist image of Nick Berry in the morning in Paia Maui, Hawaii 2014.
Los Angeles-based portrait, interiors travel and food photographer Joe Schmelzer of Treasurbite Studio has been selected as one of 10 finalists for Next Magazine's Fifth Annual Pride Photo Contest with his photo of Nick Berry. This yearly competition celebrates the unique perspective gays bring to the world and invites photographers, whether amateur or professional, to submit work for a chance to be featured in a special gallery show produced in association with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Soho. Vote by June 22nd for your favorite picture Go here to Like photos.
Schmelzer also shot photography for a story for GQ Germany about Independent Studio Services in Sunland, California. They are known for renting, creating and modifying guns for use in movies and television and have stirred up some controversy.
© Joe Schmelzer/ GQ Germany and ISS props.